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Emergency Rental and Financial Assistance for individuals facing a hardship or crisis, in order to prevent homelessness.


The Emergency Rental Assistance, Prevention and Stabilization Program is part of NMCS’s Case Management family of services and provides one-time financial support primarily to Novato residents who are at risk of losing their stable housing or who need help with securing a deposit for housing.

The program is open to all persons without discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or family status.

We are currently experiencing a higher volume of rental and financial assistance requests. Please understand that all calls will be placed on a waitlist, and a case manager will contact you in the order your request is received. 

Actualmente estamos experimentando un mayor volumen de solicitudes de alquiler y asistencia financiera. Comprenda que todas las llamadas se colocarán en una lista de espera y un administrador de casos se comunicará con usted en el orden en que se reciba la solicitud.


The Emergency Rental Assistance, Prevention and Stabilization Program serves as a last resource for applicants, recognizing that an accident, job loss or other unforeseen crisis can impact any household, placing them at risk for homelessness. This resource is critical in supporting our community.

The goal of the Rental Assistance, Prevention and Stabilization Program is to prevent homelessness: providing support through case management, planning, and linking applicants to resources to support towards self-sufficiency. Case management staff will review eligibility with participants to submit an application for rental, mortgage, deposit, or other critical needs assistance.

To find out how you may be eligible for Rental Assistance contact our Administrative Coordinator at 415-897-4147 or

Para saber cómo puede ser eligible para asistencia de alquiler, comuníquese con NMCS al numero 415-897-4147 o

people remained in their homes and out of homelessness with rental assistance last year